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February 20th, 2018

ellid @ 06:40 am: Title: The Buddy System, II
Challenge: Resolution: Make new friends
Word Count: 100


Minerva suppressed the urge to cast a silencing charm on Severus for the duration of the meeting. “This is why each newcomer will be assigned a more experienced teacher in what the Americans would call 'the buddy system' to serve as a mentor and friend - “

Severus visibly, albeit quietly, winced.

“ - for a short period, after which the newcomer will be assigned to a different faculty member.” Minerva paused. “This will allow them to get to know everyone in short order.”

“Splendid idea!” said Filius.

“How lovely!” cried Pomona.

“How very jolly,” muttered Severus.

February 19th, 2018

ellid @ 07:44 am: Title: The Buddy System, I
Challenge: Resolution: Make new friends
Word Count: 100


“We have several new teachers coming in this year,” said Minerva McGonagall, signaling to house elf to pour more tea. She'd chosen to host this particular faculty meeting in her parlor rather than a conference room to put her staff at ease, and with one notable exception, it seemed to be working. “Muggle Studies, DADA - “

“Of course,” muttered Severus, glaring into his teacup.

“ - Astronomy while Septima is on sabbatical, a researcher working with Cuthbert, and Pomona's new apprentice.” Minerva plowed ahead. “We need to make them welcome.”

Severus rolled his eyes. “Welcome. Ha.”

February 18th, 2018

lilyseyes @ 07:45 pm: Starting Anew
Title: Starting Anew
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Pairing: Severus Snape / Harry Potter
Word Count: 100 x 3
Rating : PG
Challenge: [info]snape100#731: Snape's New Year's Resolutions – Make New Friends / [info]snarry100 #616: Courage
Warnings: * AU, EWE, developing relationship, eighth year fic, student/teacher*
Summary: Having survived the Final Battle, Severus decided he needs to make amends and possible gain some new friends.
Disclaimer: JKR owns the Potterverse – I just play in it. No money is made from these amateur works.

Current Mood: chipper
alisanne @ 07:39 am: Challenge #731: "Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Make New Friends."
Challenge 731: Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Make New Friends

We all need friends. Many people are not good at making them, though, and Snape could fall into this category. How could he make new ones? Does he even want to? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and his resolution to Make New Friends.

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Current Mood: sleepy

February 17th, 2018

alisanne @ 07:07 pm: Job Security
Title: Job Security
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Albus Dumbledore, James Potter.
Word Count: 100 x 9
Rating: R
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 730: Snape's New Year's Resolutions - Get a New Job.
This is part Forty-Two of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Job Security on LJ/IJ/DW.

Current Mood: thoughtful

February 16th, 2018

ellid @ 07:35 am: Title: Alternate Positions,, V
Challenge: Resolution: Find new job
Word Count: 100


“Whatever they're offering you - “

“Don't even attempt to change my mind.” Severus, the countersigned offer letter for Chief Apothecary Schloss Heidelberg's Museum für deutsche magische Pharmazeutika safely on its way via express peregrine falcon to Germany, met Minerva's gaze straight on. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime. I am giving you more than sufficient notice, so I fail to see the problem.”

“ - is nowhere near what you're worth.” Minerva's eyes were suspiciously moist. “You'll be missed, my friend. The best of luck to you.”

“Thank you,” said Severus. “The same to you.”

February 15th, 2018

ellid @ 07:39 am: Title: Alternate Positions, IV
Challenge: Resolution: Find new job
Word Count: 100


“I know what you're doing,” said Harry Potter, plopping into the seat opposite Severus as he opened his mail.

Severus thought of an afternoon he'd spent playing jackstones with little Petunia Evans. “I am reading my private correspondence.”

“That - “ Potter recoiled. Severus recalled a particularly interesting experiment that involved pithing flobberworms, and the annoying git went white. “That wasn't - I meant - “

“Something that is none of your business.” Severus tucked a letter confirming an interview into his robes. “Don't you have a class to teach?”

“Uh. Yeah,” said Potter, and left.

February 14th, 2018

ellid @ 07:36 am: Title: Alternate Positions, III
Challenge: Resolution: Find new job
Word Count: 100


The problem with seeking a new position was that between the War, lingering resentment against his mere existence, and having only one full time job in his entire life, was that Severus did not have a particularly extensive work history. Mentioning his freelance work and summer positions he'd taken when young only made him look flighty, and that was before one considered that most wizards had never set foot in a Pizza Hut.

Worst of all was his need to conceal his intentions from his coworkers. None were stupid, most were surprisingly observant, and then there was the DADA teacher....

February 13th, 2018

ellid @ 07:47 am: Title: Alternate Positions, II
Challenge: Resolution: Find new job
Word Count: 100



“So you're actually doing it.” Lucius Malfoy, perfectly groomed as always, picked up Severus' curriculum vitae and surveyed it with narrowed eyes. “I hadn't known you were serious about leaving that wretched place.”

Severus reclaimed the CV with a barely restrained sneer. “May I remind you that you are in a position to improve matters? Or have you decided to resign from the Board of Governors?”

It was Lucius' turn to sneer. “I inherited my seat on the Board, as you well know, and will pass it along to my son in due time.”

“Of course,” said Severus.

February 11th, 2018

alisanne @ 08:59 am: Challenge #730: "Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Get a New Job."
Challenge 730: Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Get a New Job

This is another big one. Many people don't like their job, so no wonder this resolution is popular. Does Snape want a new job? What sort of job? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and his resolution to Get a New Job.

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Current Mood: rushed

February 10th, 2018

alisanne @ 08:17 pm: Mastering New Skills
Title: Mastering New Skills
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Filius Flitwick.
Word Count: 100 x 9
Rating: NC-17
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 729: Snape's New Year's Resolutions - Learn a New Skill.
This is part Forty-One of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Mastering New Skills on LJ/IJ/DW.

Current Mood: thoughtful

February 9th, 2018

ellid @ 07:47 am: Title: Gift Certificate, V
Challenge: Resolution: Learn new skills
Word Count: 100


Severus; work based on rigorous logic underlying experimentation. Despite Madam Sosostris' cool demeanor, he had fully expected her lessons to be the usual mix of ambiguous utterances and vaguely spiritual blather.

He was pleasantly surprised to learn otherwise.

Cartomancy had its rules, ditto chiromancy. Spells were ruthlessly checked before casting on a human subject. Medical assistance such as gases or drugs were used only when an assistant was present in case of trance lasting more than a few minutes.

It was fascinating, and if Severus would never be a prophet, who knew when knowing the Tarot might come in handy?

February 8th, 2018

ellid @ 07:40 am: Title: Gift Certificate, IV
Challenge: Resolution: Learn new skills
Word Count: 100


Madam Sosostris was not what Severus had expected. Despite her advanced age, her complexion was smooth, her eyes shrewd, and her hair its natural color. Her consulting rooms were simply decorated and spotlessly clean, and whatever incense she used was subtle and invigorating.

“Ah, Mr. Snape,” she said as he took his seat across from her. “Sybil told me to expect you.”

“Did she tell you this was her idea?” Severus could not meet her eyes. “With all due respect - “

“A skill is a skill, Mr. Snape. Knowledge is always useful,” she said, smiling slightly.

February 7th, 2018

ellid @ 07:30 am: Title: Gift Certificate, III
Challenge: Resolution: Learn new skills
Word Count: 100


“All the logic in the world does no good if one cannot read the cards or the auguries,” Sybil intoned. “Madam Sosotris is most reputable. She expects you on Saturday next, 8:00 am sharp.”

Severus made a face. “Madam Sosostris is a character from a poem, not a real person. You can't possibly expect - “

“Oh, that,” said Sybil, replenishing her supply of canapes and refreshing her wine. “Just because she allowed her name to be used by that dreadful American is no reason not to take lessons from her.”

Severus gave up. “8:00 am it is.”

February 6th, 2018

ellid @ 07:35 am: Title: Gift Certificate, II
Challenge: Resolution: Learn new skills
Word Count: 100


“Fortune telling? Fortune telling?” Severus would have gone into a full-blown rant if Minerva had not fixed him with her best “behave, Mr. Snape, or it's 200 points from Slytherin” stare. He forced down the urge to yell anyway. “I know nothing of this art and - “

“But that's the point, you see!” exclaimed Sybil. She seized his hand and began peering at the lines and scars. “You're a wizard of power and discernment. Knowing how to read the signs and portents is essential!”

“Logic serves me well enough,” Severus began, but Sybil shook her head.

February 5th, 2018

ellid @ 07:47 am: Title: Gift Certificate, I
Challenge: Resolution: Learn new skills
Word Count: 100



It had seemed harmless enough, the idea of a faculty gift exchange. There were too many of them for all to give each other gifts, Minerva said, and drawing names made a great deal of sense.

So did most of the gifts; Hagrid was thrilled when Filius presented him with a stain-proof copy of Newt Scamander's working notes, and Filius was equally pleased when Poppy slipped him an unlimited portkey to Oxford and a Bodleian library card.

It was just Severus's luck to get Sybil Trelawney, who thought a gift certificate for fortune telling lessons was exactly what he needed.

February 4th, 2018

alisanne @ 01:59 pm: Challenge #729: "Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Learn A New Skill."
Challenge 729: Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Learn A New Skill

This is a rather vague resolution, but a popular one. What new skill would Severus be interested in learning? How to speak a new language, perhaps? Or perhaps he'd like to master Animagus transformation? However you see it, this week we discuss Snape and his resolution to Learn A New Skill.

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Current Mood: sore

February 3rd, 2018

alisanne @ 10:51 pm: Recovering Wisdom
Title: Recovering Wisdom
Author: [info]alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Severus Snape/Kingsley Shacklebolt, Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick.
Word Count: 100 x 9
Rating: PG
Challenge: Written for [info]snape100's prompt # 728: Snape's New Year's Resolutions - Read More Books.
This is part Forty of my Snape: Horcrux Hunter series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Warning(s): AU.
Beta(s): [info]sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Recovering Wisdom on LJ/IJ/DW.

Current Mood: tired

February 2nd, 2018

ellid @ 07:40 am: Title: The Hogwarts Faculty Book Club, V
Challenge: Resolution: Read more books
Word Count: 100


“Well. That went well.” Hermione Granger, a lock of crisply curled hair springing free from her bun, sighed as she surveyed the aftermath of the first book club meeting. “I can't believe how much they ate. Hagrid is one thing, but Professor Hooch?”

“Athletes consume more calories than normal. Not a surprise.” Severus rubbed his neck – the scar always ached a bit in cool weather – and snapped his fingers to begin the cleanup. “Binns actually reading a book that was written after the Boer War, on the other hand - “

“You have a point.”

February 1st, 2018

ellid @ 07:50 am: Title: The Hogwarts Faculty Book Club, IV
Challenge: Resolution: Read more books
Word Count: 100


“Tolkien's use of magic is most, even for a Muggle,” said Septima Vector, snagging a biscuit.

“At least he's better than his friend Lewis,” squeaked Filius, who had of course read all the Inklings out of sheer curiosity. “The religiosity is most distressing, especially for non-Christians.”

“If you want distressing religiosity, try Charles Williams.” Severus had first read Tolkien the summer before his first term at Hogwarts, and had devoured it despite the vagueness of Gandalf's magical use. “He was a mystic.”

“Dear me, that's disappointing,” said Minerva, as the glasses clinked and the discussion continued.

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